Hunts & Events

Organized hunts and treasure-hunting shows are a great way to pick up tips to make you a more successful hunter, meet fellow hobbyists and even check out that new piece of equipment you have had your eye on.  Listed below are some upcoming events across the United States.  If there is one planned for your area or in a location that you can combine a family vacation to attend, mark your calendar and start making plans . . . you will be glad you did and as many have found, attending hunts can be highly addictive!

NOTE: If you are involved in an upcoming event that you want to let FMDAC members and visitors to our website know about, let us know and we will get the information published on this page

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February

FMDAC Metal Detecting
Competition Hunt List

2018/19 Metal Detecting
Competition Hunts by
Month


Date:          February 16, 2019  Event: One Day
Location:     Galveston, Texas
Event:         37th Annual Open Beach Hunt
Sponsor:      Houston Archeology Recovery Club’s (HARC)
Phone:        281-345-6899
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Event Description:    The 37th Annual HARC Open Beach Hunt will be Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at East Beach / Apffel Park, in Galveston, Texas. Again, this year the event will be held jointly with the Texas Association of Metal Detecting Clubs (TAMDC). During this fun filled day there will be 5 hunts. In addition to the hunts both HARC and TAMDC will run raffles.

The hunt goes on rain or shine. For the HARC hunts, 100% of the hunt fee goes back into the ground as silver coins or tokens.

The tokens are redeemable for prizes which include metal detectors, gold coins, silver dollars, silver rounds, pin pointers, and detector "swag" donated prizes.

Last year with 78 hunt entries, HARC planted or gave as prizes over 5100 silver coins. 100+ tokens prizes that included 4 gold coins, 9 metal detectors, and 4 Garrett pin pointers.

Prizes for the HARC raffle will be: Minelab Equinox 600, 1/10 oz. gold coin, 5 oz. silver bar, and silver dollars

The TAMDC hunt has a separate sign up form. For more information about the TAMDC hunt and prizes, please visit their site (www.tamdc.org).

7:30 – 8:15 Registration
8:30 – 9:00 Silver dimes hunt
9:30 – 10:00 Silver quarters hunt
10:30 – 11:30 TAMDC Hunt (separate form & fee)
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 FREE Kids Hunt (12 and under)
1:15 – 2:00 The Main Hunt.



FMDAC Gold Prospecting
Shows List

2018/19 Gold
Prospecting Shows by
Month



Date:          February 08, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Ironwood, Quartzsite, Arizona
Event:         Quartzsite Gold Show
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Phone:        928-927-5479
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Event Description:    Fri – Sat 9AM – 4PM Sun 9AM – 3PM. $5 Admission good for all three days. Vendors selling & demonstrating gold prospecting equipment, nuggets, jewelry, coins and more. Vendors inside and out. Speakers demonstrations, questions and answers for metal detectors and other prospecting equipment. Door Prizes including gold nuggets, metal detectors and more. Location: QIA Bldg 235 N Ironwood, Quartzsite, AZ 85359


Date:          February 09, 2019  Event: Two Days
Location:     Monroe, Washington
Event:         2019 Gold, Gem & Mineral Show
Sponsor:      Washington Prospectors Mining Association
Phone:        206-784-6039
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Event Description:    Held at Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, Washington

Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be presentations covering a variety of prospecting subjects.

Prospecting Equipment Dealers, Gold, Rock and Gem Dealers, New Product Displays, Prospecting Equipment Exhibits, Clubs and More. Held at Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, Washington. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be presentations covering a variety of prospecting subjects. Prospecting Equipment Dealers, Gold, Rock and Gem Dealers, New Product Displays, Prospecting Equipment Exhibits, Clubs and More.


Date:          February 15, 2019  Event: Three Days
Location:     Albany, Oregon
Event:         Willamette Sportsman Show
Sponsor:      MID VALLEY PROSPECTORS
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Event Description:    Held at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany




FMDAC 2018/19 Civil War
Show & Event List


2018/19 Civil War
Shows by Month




Date:          February 09, 2019  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Ladson, South Carolina
Event:         Charleston Gun & Knife Show
Sponsor:      MK Shows
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Date:          February 21, 2019  Event:  (Four Days)
Location:     Louisville, Kentucky
Event:         2019 SHOW OF SHOWS
Sponsor:      Ohio Valley Military Society
Phone:        513-245-9540
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Event Description:    Held at Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, KY. If you collect Antique Arms and Militaria, this is a show that is not to be missed! With nearly 2,000 tables of items for sale, there are new treasures to be discovered each time you walk through the hall. In 2013, we overheard someone who was attending his first ever SOS. He remarked to his friend "When you look out across this hall, you can see the curve of the earth!"

FMDAC 2018/19 North-South Skirmish Assn List

2018/19 Skirmish Assn
List by Month



At this time there are no Skirmish Assn
2018/19 Events listed for this month.



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